Learning and Teaching Enhancement mentoring

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Who is it for?

Supporting colleagues to enhance their practice in learning and teaching, and supporting learning and teaching

  • Early career educators
  • Experienced staff wishing to gain mentoring in specific areas of expertise
  • Colleagues who support learning and teaching
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Benefits of mentoring

  • Confidence building
  • Pointers to relevant professional development, networking and coaching
  • Skills development/enhancement
  • Career advice and planning
  • Guidance on where to start
  • Identifying and planning development opportunities
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Mentoring cycle

It is expected that a mentoring relationship will last between 6 months to 1 year, and have well-defined objectives. At the end of the agreed period, the mentor and mentee should review the objectives and may decide that further mentoring would be beneficial.

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Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strand Lead

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strand Lead

Wendy Jessiman

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Wendy Jessiman is member of the Teaching and Learning Department, a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development and Innovation, and has worked at UHI since 2017 (previously Department of Nursing and Midwifery). Wendy coordinates the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strand and the Scholarship Development Strand of the mentoring scheme.  She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and developed and led programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Over 4 decades Wendy has published and presented (PURE), sharing her experience and supporting others to develop their careers in healthcare or in academia.  Wendy recognises the role of mentoring in providing an opportunity for staff to explore avenues for both personal and professional development.

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Getting started

  • Find out more about mentoring by reading the Code of Practice and FAQs
  • Contact the strand lead, Wendy Jessiman if you have any further questions about Learning and Teaching Enhancement mentoring
  • For general enquiries please use the general email address mentoring@uhi.ac.uk
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  • For enquiries relating to the mentoring system Sumac or the mentoring process, please contact mentoring@uhi.ac.uk
  • For enquiries specifically related to scholarship development mentoring,please contact the lead for this strand, Wendy Jessiman.